In this activity, students use role playing to explore different stakeholders’ perspectives on the issue of using transgenic cows to make medicines to treat human diseases. The activity forms part of the unit plan Ethics of transgenic cows.


Students explore an ethical issue from different stakeholders’ perspectives and weigh up arguments to reach a decision. Students should understand that ethical issues are often complex with no ‘right’ answer, but ethical deliberation can help us to make informed, justified decisions.


Ethics, transgenics, genetic modification, role-play.

    Published 18 July 2011